Xinjiang’s situation quite stable: Spokesperson

BEIJING, Sept 03 (INP): The overall social situation in Xinjiang is quite stable, the economic development momentum is good, and all ethnic groups live in harmony.

There have been no terrorist attacks in the last three years. The people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have widely supported the government’s anti-terrorism and stability measures; this was stated here on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang at a weekly news briefing.

He was commenting on US Secretary of State Pompeo recently published tweet, in which he had once again made negative comments on the issue of the “Teaching and Training Center” in Xinjiang.

The spokesperson recalled that not long ago, ambassadors and envoys from seven countries including Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Nigeria visited Xinjiang to know about the situation of Xinjiang Vocational Skills Education and Training Center.

They positively evaluated the Chinese government’s crackdown on the unlawful elements. They also witnessed work on the prevention of terrorism, etc. They noted that the successful experience of Xinjiang is worth learning.

The spokesperson added, “We advise some people in the United States to take off colored glasses, abandon the Cold War mentality, stop using the issues such as Xinjiang to stop pointing at the Chinese side, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and do more things that benefit China-US mutual trust and cooperation, not the other way around.”

The US’s side, he said has leveled unfounded accusations against China. We firmly oppose this and have made solemn representations to the US.

Xinjiang affairs, he reiterated are purely China’s internal affairs, and foreign countries have no right to interfere.
The Chinese government has released a white paper recently, which comprehensively introduces the training of vocational skills education in Xinjiang.

The local government of Xinjiang has established a vocational skills education and training center in accordance with the law in order to save the people who have been tempted by the terrorist forces and even joined in and have minor criminal acts, so that they can get rid of the poison of extreme thoughts.